Artist's impression
Artist's impression

Astronomers have just discovered a super massive black hole - the largest type - at the centre of the M60-UCD1 galaxy.

It was found at the heart of the compact dwarf galaxy - about 1/500th the diameter of the Milky Way - 50 million light years from Earth. The black hole is thought to weigh as much as 21 million times the mass of our own sun, according to AFP.

Researchers from the University of Utah hope the discovery, could prove a theory that these small galaxies may have black holes at their centre owing to their density.

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